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.s. policy and the comments president obama made to cnn just a few days ago. i want to bring in arol lewis and scottie hughes. good to see you. she's a new by on the show since i've been here. >> brand new, brand new. >> good to see you. i want to play what president obama told us chris cuomo about options in syria, u.s. options. listen. >> if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country, without a u.n. mandate, and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work? and, you know, those are considerations that we have to take in to account. now -- >> do you believe -- >> well, this latest event is something that we have got to take a look at. >> all right. so he's talking about mandates and coalitions, international law. that doesn't sound like a man preparing to take a military action. >> it very much does or somebody that doesn't want to take military action if he can avoid it. he wants to come in with a coalition. this is very much his style, the american style in the region.
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days. we now know that president obama has been making a flurry of calls, he was on the phone with the president of france. we know earlier he spoke with the prime minister of the uk. it seems to be that they now have enough information and now what's happening is the allies are getting together to decide what is the best way forward. >> and chris, what are the options that the u.s. is considering? >> reporter: well, no boots on the ground. no no-fly zone. what we're hearing is potentially what's being considered at least standoff options. fighter jets, firing from outside syrian air space. perhaps cruise missiles fired from one of four navy destroyers in the mediterranean. one of those moved closer to syria. all are equipped with tom hawk cruise missiles to hit land targets from the sea and we know the pentagon recently updated the list of targets potentially to go after not only command bunkers but the actual delivery systems, the artillery batteries and launch systems that could be used to deliver chemical weapons. i'm told by sources that basically all of these options are
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a senior obama administration official and the british foreign secretary william haig saying that even if the u.n. inspectors get on the ground there, whatever evidence they find is likely to have been corrupted. they say that site has been continuously shelled by the syrian regime over the past several days, which may make any evidence that they find not credible. why are they then so sure in assigning blame saying they are fairly certain there was a chemical weapons attack and that the regime is to blame? it's because what we now learned from a u.s. official is that there was evidence collected, including some tissue samples from that site in the hours and days following the attack. the evidence was collected by multiple international sources and was then being analyzed at a separate location. so we've seen a real change in tone. from what we are hearing from members of congress, they have been in touch with the white house and seem to be prepared for some sort of action. >> perhaps the president could start and then congress needs to resolve it and ascent to it. we've got to move an
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